The Atlantic Cities featured an article called “A Brief History of NYU Land Battles” on its site this past Tuesday, before the City Council Land Use Committee voted nearly unanimously to approve a slightly modified version of NYU’s massive proposed Village expansion plan. The article details the history of four different university developments the Greenwich Village community has fought over the years. The article is a timely reminder that wide-spread opposition to the University’s expansion in the Village is not new. Check out the article here. We particularly recommend the section about Washington Square Village, the superblock site that NYU is looking to develop next.
Off the Grid has featured some of the same histories explored in the article, including the development of the Law School building along Washington Square South. You can also check out GVSHP’s involvement in the development of NYU’s East 12th Street dorm.
The current proposal still needs a full Council vote before final approval. Call Council Speaker Quinn and Councilmember Chin and let them know your thoughts on this most recent NYU development project.